Yangshan County

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Yangshan

阳山县

Yeungshan
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Location of Yangshan County in Qingyuan City (gray) and Guangdong (yellow)
Location of Yangshan County in Qingyuan City (gray) and Guangdong (yellow)
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceGuangdong
Prefecture-level cityQingyuan
Area
 • Total3,372 km2 (1,302 sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)

Yangshan County (postal: Yeungshan; simplified Chinese: 阳山县; traditional Chinese: 陽山縣; pinyin: Yángshān Xiàn) is a county in the northwest of Guangdong Province, China, bordering Hunan province to the north. It is under the administration of the city of Qingyuan.

A military camp was established in the area in the late Qin dynasty. It was Emperor Han Wu Di who formally recognized Yangshan as a county. A Tang dynasty poet, Han You (Chinese: 韓愈), visited it and wrote a poem about his journey, "The Travel Diary of Swallow Pavilion" (Chinese: < 燕喜亭記>).

In Grand Theft Auto V, according to Trevor Philips, Los Santos Triads leader Wei Cheng and his son Tao Cheng were born in Yangshan.

Climate[edit]

Coordinates: 24°30′44″N 112°41′25″E / 24.51222°N 112.69028°E / 24.51222; 112.69028